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Updating the Provider Network

 If you are a provider looking to join the MVP network, please call 800-380-3530. If you are a current provider and you want to update your specialty profile, or any other aspects of your practice, call us at 800-320-5895.

 

Primarilink's Scott Miller Project Providers:

  • Kay Barret
    1965 Mountain Rd.
    Stowe VT 05672
    802-253-7338
    Kay.Barrett@vtmednet.org
  • Leora Black, Ph.D.
    Counseling Connection
    245 South Park Dr., Suite 2
    Colchester, VT 05446
    802-264-5333
    morblack@aol.com
  • David Brown, Ph.D.
    160 Benmont Ave., Ste. 20
    Bennington, VT 05201
    802-442-3520 x208
  • Scott Earisman, LCMHC
    28 Park St., Ste. 110
    Williston, VT 05495
    802-878-0550
    scott@vermontcounselor.com
  • Nancy Feldman, MA, LCMHC
    2 Church St., Suite 2C
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-863-2084 x1
    nancejudd@myfairpoint.net
  • Pam Formica, MA, LCMHC, LADC
    Maple Street Associates
    231 Maple St., Ste. 1
    Burlington VT 05401
    802-863-4800
    pamelaformica@earthlink.net
  • Kevin Gallagher, MS, LCMHC
    2 Church St., Ste. 4G
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-651-7674
    kpgvt@comcast.net
  • Michael Gilman, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
    2 Church St., Ste. 4G
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-651-7681
    mlgvt@comcast.net
  • John (Jay) Gleason, MS, LCMHC, LADC
    Turnstone Associates
    One Mill Street, Suite 312
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-863-9775 x3
    jaygleason@myfairpoint.net
  • Peg Gregory
    United Counseling Service
    P.O. Box 588
    Bennington, VT 05201
    802-442-5491
  • Dean Hammer
    United Counseling Service
    P.O. Box 588
    Bennington, VT 05201
    802-442-5491
  • William Lax, Ph.D.
    P.O. Box 1332
    167 Main St., Ste. 401
    Brattleboro, VT 05302
    802-258-9120
    bill@williamlax.com
  • Barbara Lewis, LCMHC
    Catamount Center
    28 Park Ave., Ste. 110
    Williston VT 05495
    802-878-0550 x5 shiot9@gmail.com
    802-878-0440
  • Harvey Liss, Ph.D.
    Brattleboro Counseling Center
    67 Main Street, #33
    Brattleboro VT 05301
    802-257-1062 x4
    hliss@localnet.com
  • Milton Marasch, Ph.D.
    145 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Ste. 1062
    Shelburne, VT 05482
    802-985-9191
    marasch@pshift.com
  • Victor Martini
    United Counseling Service
    P.O. Box 588
    Bennington VT 05201
  • Maureen Matthews-McClintock, LICSW
    215 Benmont Ave., Ste. D
    Bennington, VT 05201
    802-447-4811
    Maureen.Mcclintock@va.go
  • Sharon Michener, MA, LCMHC
    Maple Street Associates
    231 Maple St., Ste. 1
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-860-8345
    sharuska@comcast.net
  • Robert "Bert" Munger, LCMHC, LADC
    1 Kennedy Dr., U-8
    S. Burlington, VT 05403-7166
    802-652-4044; 802-652-4010
    counselor@bertmunger.net
  • Debra Niemasz, MSW, LICSW
    2 Church St., Suite 2C
    Burlington VT 05401
    802-863-2084 x2
    dniemasz@msn.com
  • William Pelz-Walsh, LCMHC
    Men's Counseling Services
    167 Main St., #207
    Brattleboro VT 05301
    802-258-3914
    billpw@myfairpoint.net
  • Tammy Strauss, LCMHC
    Associates in Psychotherapy
    34 Patchen Rd.
    S. Burlington VT 05403
    802-658-4208 x4
    minddrinvt@yahoo.com
    802-658-2234
  • Joyce Sullivan, LCMHC, LADC
    Family Therapy Associates
    167 Main St., Suite 401
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
    802-257-1660
    joyce2007@myfairpoint.net

 

Clinical Criteria

We continue with the use of both:

These criteria are monitored on a regular basis and updated anually based on changes from each of the above national organizations. Please see the links to PDFs of these forms on this page.

Practice guidelines can also be found on the MVP home page.


Why Use Criteria?

  • The state agency that oversees managed care in Vermont, requires that any plan working in Vermont use nationally recognized clinical criteria as guidelines in their utilization review activities. We chose the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) because it was developed by providers and is the most recognized criteria for substance abuse work known throughout the country.
  • We chose the Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) for several reasons. The first reason is that it is a nationally known set of criteria. The second reason is that Stephen Cole, who was a practicing psychiatrist in Vermont at the time (connected to both the Retreat and HCRS) had helped to author the criteria. Stephen was familiar with practicing behavioral healthcare in a rural setting. Finally, several of the mental health centers in the state decided to use the criteria as a way of establishing a common language amongst them. We thought that both ASAM and LOCUS would be familiar to most of us working in the state.

    Written into each of the criteria, the state regulations and our own policies, is the very clear belief that the criteria are employed only as a guide. The numbers do not dictate the level of care but make suggestions to be used along with clinical judgment.

 

Download PDF versions of the following useful forms: